Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
0:00/ 45:00
Turn off light Favorite
0
0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5
Loading...
Stream in HD Download in HD

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

Dramatically inert, satirically inept and thematically The Dinner insufferable, “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” is the most disappointing film of the year.

A sort of Iraq War update of “Flags of Our Fathers,” this film by Oscar-winning director Ang Lee marries high-def film with a low-cal story centering on a bunch of soldiers hanging around at a football game while we await a big revelation that never arrives.

Billy Lynn (played with considerable heart by  The Void newcomer Joe Alwyn) is a soldier on leave back home in Texas, where he and his squadmates are to be fêted at the halftime show held during a fictional Dallas football team’s Thanksgiving Day game. Spc. Lynn is the star of what became an indelible photo of the Iraq War: After his sergeant (Vin Diesel) came under fire, Billy dashed out into the open to save him. The sergeant died in the fighting anyway, and now Billy is stricken with survivor’s guilt, PTSD and political disillusionment.

He and his comrades in arms intend to make the most of their stateside jaunt, partying with cheerleaders and accepting applause. Instead, they are cheated by the football team’s ruthless owner (Steve Martin), disappointed by their Death Note agent (a low-key Chris Tucker, trying to sell their story to Hollywood), and generally disgusted by the capitalist depravity around them.

Duration: 113 min

Release:

IMDb: 6.3

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk